Edinburgh Hotels Are A Great Destination To Stop At

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh offers many exciting opportunities for travelers. Located in the region known as the Lothians, there are many iconic landmarks, superb attractions, entertainment, various activities and beautiful and peaceful countryside to explore. Accommodations are numerous in the city and the surrounding area and Edinburgh hotels include many five star luxury hotels, self-catering and serviced apartments, bed and breakfast places and welcoming guest houses.

The Knight Residence

The Knight Residence – 12 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Some of the best times to visit Edinburgh and the Lothians is during holidays and special breaks and festivals. One of the more popular times to visit the area is during the Christmas season when the city is filled with sparkling lights on Princess Street, the main thoroughfare, the largest outdoor ice rink in the United Kingdom is open at the city’s Winter Wonderland and one can take in the Big Wheel and the Christmas market. One can stay through the New Year and enjoy the extravagant Hogmanay Street Party, with is famous around the world for its musical and theatrical acts and fireworks at midnight accompanied by the bells.

If one is looking for a shorter trip, there are also many weekend and other breaks during which one can take in the city. Various events and festivals fill the calendar throughout the year. In the spring, one can take in the Meadows which are ablaze with cherry blossoms. The beginning of summer is marked by the Beltane Fire festival on Calton Hill; August is the month during which the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing; and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival is a major event during the autumn months.

Of course, one can always book a last minute romantic trip to the city. The dining and nightlife in the city are superb and one could enjoy dining at a Michelin-star restaurant, followed by after dinner cocktails and a night in one of the Edinburgh hotels that are the most luxurious and sumptuous.

If the theatre is more to one’s liking, then an entire weekend can easily be filled with the many more well-known productions that rival any found in London or on Broadway. There are also many local shows and productions that are not to be missed.

Regardless of the type of special break one decides to choose, getting into and around the area is a breeze. Edinburgh is home to an international airport and has regular train services as well as excellent road links. With so many options for holidays and easy accessibility, Edinburgh and the Lothians are a travel destination not to be missed.

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